The Texas A&M Aggies lost some of their primary stars on offense including Isaiah Spiller and Jalen Wydermyer to the NFL Draft. Granted, the Aggies do still have some good options in Ainias Smith and Devon Achane heading into next season. However, there are some other players that will quickly gain recognition as the season progresses due to their talent. These players didn’t get much of a spotlight in 2021 but expect that to change for them in 2022. Here are some players on Texas A&M’s squad bound for a breakout year in Fall.
This past season, Achane served as the backup to Spiller in the running back position. Nonetheless, Achane quickly transitioned to a more prominent role on the field following his big-time performance against Alabama. In 2022, Amari Daniels is expected to be the second option at running back to Achane.
Outside of Achane and Spiller, Daniels was the only other running back to finish with 100 yards and a touchdown. While there is a lot of talent and depth in the running back room, Daniels has the highest potential to be a future starter for Texas A&M as a rising sophomore.
Demas was a five-star recruit according to 247Sports in 2020, and he had the fourth-most receiving yards for the Aggies last season. Although he finished the year with only one touchdown, his deep-threat ability will make him a threat and perhaps the top wide receiver for Texas A&M.
The Aggies lacked playmaking at the wide receiver position in 2021, and they had to turn to tight end Wydermyer for crucial plays. Slot receiver Smith was effective in creating space, but A&M needs a receiver that can win one-on-one battles. If there’s anyone with that ability, it’s Demas.
Both Stewart and Walter Nolen will continue to be hyped up until the Aggies’ first game in September. Stewart is perhaps the best receiver from the 2022 recruiting class, and he could see the field early during his freshman season. His explosive play will definitely be beneficial on the outside for Texas A&M’s offense.
The Aggies have great receiving stars including Smith, Demas, and Stewart. Nonetheless, A&M will need to have an efficient quarterback at the helm to finally have a consistent and prolific offense; it’s easier said than done.
Jimbo Fisher managed to secure three of the top six tight ends from the 2022 recruiting class according to 247Sports. Johnson is the top-ranked tight-end recruit, and he is the brother of LSU transfer Max Johnson. Jake will have to work his way up the depth chart to obtain playing time, but he possesses the talent to replace a guy like Wydermyer.
Honestly, tight end is the most important role for the Aggies to fill this offseason. Losing a first-round talent to the NFL Draft requires finding new pieces at that position to maintain balance on offense. Regardless, expect Johnson to see the field sometime in September and beyond.
The Texas A&M Aggies are rated as the most talented team in 2022 according to 247Sports, and that evaluation is primarily due to the improvement on offense. Since most of the Aggies’ stars are receiving threats, the stability on offense truly starts at the quarterback position. If Haynes King or Max Johnson can fulfill that role, A&M will be a dangerous squad next season. For now, the Spring awaits, and we shall see who makes their name known during the Spring game on April 9th.